Job | Part Time

Administrative Officer

Action for Children, Northern Ireland

Circa £19,600 per annum, pro rata which equates to £16,800
At Action for Children, we believe that every child should have a safe and happy childhood. Last year, we helped more than 600,000 children and families across the UK.

Salary: Circa £19,600 per annum, pro rata which equates to £16,800

Contract/Hours: Permanent, part-time (working 30 hours a week) – generally Monday to Friday 9am – 3.30pm

Location: Antrim 

Perks: Annual leave of 29 days (pro-rata) PLUS public holidays, flexible maternity, adoption and paternity packages, annual staff awards, up to 7% employer contribution pension scheme, employee discount portal with all your favourite brands, check out more on our careers portal. 

Closing Date: Midnight on 7th July 2022 - if we receive a high number of applications, we may have to close earlier than advertised. 


We're thrilled that you're considering a career with Action for Children so here's what you need to know…. 


About Us 

At Action for Children, we believe that every child should have a safe and happy childhood. Last year, we helped more than 600,000 children and families across the UK. We work to ensure their voices are heard, and campaign to bring lasting change to their lives. 


About the Role: 

Ballymena & Little Steps Sure Start provides a range of health, play & learning and parenting support services to children, from pre-birth up to four years, and their families.  The project comprises a multi-agency, multi-disciplinary team and works in close partnership with a range of local Statutory, Voluntary and Community service providers to promote effective service delivery in response to the needs of the expectant parents, children and families across the designated SureStart areas.

This Business Support Officer role will share responsibility for the delivery of a high quality, effective, efficient, administrative service that is flexible to meet the needs of operational teams to enable the service to achieve the agreed SureStart service objectives.

As an Administrative Officer you'll be: 

  • Providing a wide range of administrative and front of house services within a large multi-disciplinary children and families service.
  • Organising and progressing the full range of activities associated with the management of business meetings, ensuring efficient and effective planning for a single or series of meetings.
  • Providing written and financial reports to meet the needs of management reporting in line with regulatory standards.
  • Undertaking desktop research on behalf of colleagues and management for presentation and analysis.
  • Retaining up-to-date and accurate records of financial transactions and contributing to income and expenditure reporting, referring to budget and financial information systems.
  • Ensuring the timely input of SureStart Activity data and contribute to SureStart Activity Monitoring by producing timely reports and attending meetings.


What You'll Bring: 

Our job description for the Administrative Officer outlines the requirements of the role but the ‘must-haves' are: 

  • Business Administration Diploma Level 2 or equivalent qualification or work experience.
  • Experience of using PCs on a business network running MS Windows and Office, along with Email and Internet and specific business applications i.e. finance.
  • To be able to work within a team environment, demonstrating tact and diplomacy with other members of staff and where necessary to direct and guide.
  • Effective communication, written and oral to a range of different personnel.
  • The willingness to undertake all relevant training required for this position, e.g. Activity Monitoring database - SureStart Go and Finance/Property recording and reporting systems.
  • The ability to work flexibly across all 3 sites in the Antrim and Ballymena localities. The job requires the ability to travel according to the needs of the job, with reasonable adjustments, if required, according to the Equality Act.


Working here is so much more than a job. Whether this is a career change for you or the next step in your journey, we'd love to hear from you. 


We work together to reach our vision of safe and happy childhoods. A diverse workforce enriches the lives of the children and young people we work with and we welcome applications from everyone. We value and celebrate our differences and as an inclusive workplace we want everyone to be themselves. 


We are committed to safer recruitment practices to protect our service users; therefore, all applicants are expected to have an understanding of and commitment to safeguarding best-practice. 


We can't wait to hear from you – stay safe and happy.  

Closing Date

Thursday / 07 July 2022 11:59pm

Contact Details

Emma Goodwin

Balygore Road
BT41 2RN
United Kingdom

More Information

Please quote reference number 7557 in any enquiries but, to apply, click on the link at the top of the page.